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Ms. emblem book, with drawings in sepia and gold ink depicting a falling or fallen cypress tree in the garden of Vittorio Prioli of Leccio, Italy, on 2 March 1615. Most of the mottoes, in Italian or Latin, are taken or adapted from Petrarch or Virgil. Contains two laudatory poems: "Valerio de Palma à Frà Fran.co Cuomo." (fol. 2) and "In Lode dell'Autore frà Gioanne Sezzo. Francescano." (fol. 103)

For complete contents, see Thomas McGeary, "Manuscript Emblem Books at the University of Illinois," in Emblematica 2 (1987): esp. 361-366

Ms. codex

Collation: Paper, fol. i (pastedown) + 104 (foliated 1-101)

Binding: Contemporary limp vellum; gilt edges; "Fran:co Cuomo" in ink on spine

Provenance: "Henri Stegemeier" embossed on front pastedown and fol. 1 -- Purchased from Prof. Henri Stegemeier, 23 April 1982

Former shelfmark: Emblems MS 704.946 C92c (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)

McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois

McGeary, Thomas. "Manuscript Emblem Books at the University of Illinois." In Emblematica

Sider & Obrist. Bibliography of Emblematic Manuscripts (1997)


Publisher [Italy]
Year 1615
Pages 216
Language Italian; Latin
Call number 1611882
Digitizing sponsor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Book contributor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Collection emblem; americana
Notes Narrow margins around page numbers. Only rectos numbered.

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